James Ingram performs with Quincy Jones at the Fox Theatre, May 23, 2013.

James Ingram dies at 66, stars react on social media

The velvet voice of James Ingram was silenced on Tuesday when the Grammy-winning soul singer died at the age of 66.

Ingram, who suffered from brain cancer, is long-recognized for his adult contemporary hits, including his 1982 smash duet with Patti Austin, “Baby, Come to Me,” and mid-’80s duet with Linda Ronstadt on “Somewhere Out There,” from the animated movie, “An American Tail.”

The singer-songwriter-record producer last visited Atlanta in 2013 as part of an all-star concert tribute to Quincy Jones. 

The legendary Jones called Ingram “my baby brother” on a Twitter posting shortly after the news was announced on Wednesday.

Other celebrities shared their condolences on social media as well. 

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.